The People’s Republic of Earth
Off the back of their 2017 & 2018 Australia & Japan tours, Gold Coast punk rockers Charlie Rebel have a huge 2019 lined up with a brand-new album ‘The People’s Republic of Earth’ due to hit fans on May 1st. The new album is supported by a 12 show Japan tour kicking off in May, following a local Gold Coast launch on May 4th at Vinnies Dive.
Fronted by the two Torr brothers, Nick on guitar and Chris on drums, the boys have been playing and writing together for their whole lives and that connection is clear on stage. Visceral lyrics, accompanied by gritty sweet sibling harmonies are just the beginning of the bands solid raw punk sound.
The band has developed a hardcore following in Japan with their in your face punk attitude and outrageously high energy shows and are again returning with a new album to Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe in May with Human Records to see their Japanese friends and fans. Before they head off they will be dropping 2 new singles from the album. ‘You Know’, a fast paced catchy ska punk song on April 4th and ‘Chutzo Creature’ the albums main single on April 18th, aptly named after their younger sister Courtney (nicknamed Chutzo) who has been following and supporting the band since they were tearing up the family living room.
The new album is all about breaking free from oppression and taking control of life, getting back up and screaming out for what you want and creating your own future. You’d have to be living under a rock or in the back pocket of the LNP to not feel upset about what’s going on with politics in this country. Between the complete lack of climate policy, the governments love of coal and fossil fuels, the children still on Nauru, domestic violence towards women and the violence in general from a rising white supremacist cohort in Australia, the only answer seems to be for us to all stand up and scream like a goanna on the Nullarbor for what is right!
With punk rock at heart, Charlie Rebel feel it is their mission as a punk band to stand up and challenge these complete asshats. The new album embraces the bands punk attitude of calling out corruption, abuse of power, government absurdity and tackling life head on.
Both single’s and the album are produced on the Gold Coast by multi-award winning producer, label owner and the band’s bass player, Guy Cooper from Serotonin Productions/Human Records.
The band always steps forward with a message, stands up and speaks out for what they believe in, Charlie Rebel is a punk rock musical freight train on stage having supported the likes of Spiderbait, Wolfmother, The Radiators and British India and they bring that live Aussie punk attitude with a smile to Japan every year.
Check out www.charlierebel.com for more info about the new single, tour dates and to hear their music.